Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.


Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.

The ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation is dedicated to providing aspiring pilots with the opportunity to receive flight training scholarships to pursue their flying dreams! The foundation is funded through your generous donations. Please click the button above to donate! Thank you for your generousity!

Become a Member! We’d love for you to join us! The East Central Ohio Pilots Association members enjoy safety events, social events, fly-outs, our PilotPerks discount program, scholarship opportunities, and much more! Click below for the membership form!


ECOPA Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse

Please join us on Tuesday, November 7th, at Spaghetti Warehouse to raise funds for our 2018 Scholarships!  We are not doing an auction this year so this will be our ONLY fundraiser!!
We depend on the generosity of our members to fund these scholarships, so this is a very important event for our future aviators!

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Pilot Perks

Discount Program

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

38D Grille

Aero Pro Avionics @ 1G1

American Winds


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Crossroads Cafe

Eagle Flight Simulation

JB Chops

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3

Steiner Aviation

Tin Goose Diner

The Whiffletree Restaurant

Whiskey Ranch

FSF First Sunday Flyouts

Fly out with us the first Sunday of every month! Each month we will choose a new, fun destination to fly out and have breakfast or lunch, play golf, go hiking or fishing, tour a museum, and much more!  Join our Facebook group to get notified of the FSF destination and information!

Where should we fly?


2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 ECOPA Education & Safety Scholarship winners! Chase Somodi – $2000 Scholarship + $200 MyGoFlight Gift Card Matt Jones – $2000 Scholarship + $200 MyGoFlight Gift Card Robby Quinn – $2000 Scholarship + $200 MyGoFlight Gift Card Gabriel del Guidice – $500 Scholarship Justin Kemp – $500 Scholarship Zachary Kirschnick – $500 Scholarship Michael Rector – $500... read more

2017 Scholarship Deadline is almost here!

The deadline for application submission for the 2017 ECOPA Education & Safety Scholarship is only a few days away!  Applications are due this Thursday, March 30th.  Click HERE to download the application form.  Scholarship winners will be notified at the end of April.  Good... read more

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